Steve Irwin vessel returns from Great Australian Bight into Port Adelaide, encountering a place rich in beauty and biodiversity, worthy of Word Heritage status
Today the Steve Irwin vessel arrived into Port Adelaide as part of Sea Shepherd's Operation Jeedara, and the Great Australian Bight Alliance. This is the first time a Sea Shepherd vessel has come into port in South Australia. Operation Jeedara's mission is to showcase the beauty of the Bight, a place rich in beauty and biodiversity, to show what we would all loose if BP were allowed to drill for oil and cause a spill in waters deeper, rougher and more remote than the Gulf of Mexico.
VISUALLY SPECTACULAR MEDIA/COMMUNITY EVENT
As part of the Great Australian Bight Alliance's "Fight For The Bight" campaign, Sea Shepherd's M/Y Steve Irwin will be visiting iconic Victor Harbor to discuss the campaign to protect the Bight - our environment, wildlife and coastal communities - from BP’s push to carry out risky deep sea oil drilling.
Call to Frydenberg to save Bight from BP oil rig threat.
The Bob Brown Foundation has joined a national alliance of environment organisations to fight off the impending arrival of the world's biggest oil rig in the Great Australian Bight. The rig, currently nearing completion in South Korea, is due in the Bight in October after which BP intends to drill thousands of metres under the 2000 metres deep Bight.
- Sea Shepherd to send MY Steve Irwin into Great Australian Bight
- BP should drop plans after regulator again sent back its application last week
- This election support a candidate who does not back BP drilling in the Bight
Hundreds of people are expected to line the shores across Australia today to protest against BP’s plans to drill for oil in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.
British oil giant BP should drop its plans for deepwater oil exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight after Australia’s offshore oil and gas authority, NOPSEMA, sent back its application for a second time.
- Opposition to BP’s Bight plans growing with protests in Australia and at BP AGM in London
- BP has not learnt from Gulf of Mexico disaster – first Bight application rejected
- Oil spill from well blowout could affect all of southern Australia’s coast
The Senate will shine a much-needed spotlight on BP's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight after it voted for an inquiry into the matter. The inquiry will report back by May 12.
The Senate's Environment and Communications References Committee will look into the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of BP's planned exploratory oil drilling project and any future oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight.